A newly divorcing parents suddenly find which they have to learn the entire new languages-a legal language of custody. There are so many terms which it is easy to get overwhelmed or even confused. Here is a basic guides to the common legal terms in custody situations. Child custody attorneys in Tampa at Anton Legal Group firm here to help you to know more about child custody
The custody agreement also includes any provisions or stipulations the parents have about the agreement (like, if the parents have to give a copy of an itinerary to the other parent before going on vacation). After the custody agreement is presented to and accepted by the court, the court makes it an order. The custody court order is the legal agreement for custody. The parents must honor the agreement, or they will be held in contempt of court.
Child Custody Court. Also called: Family court. This is the court that accepts the child custody forms and papers that you have to turn in when you file for child custody. This is the county court in your state. It is the same court where you file for divorce.
Child Custody Mediation: Mediation is where you and the child’s other parent meet with a neutral third party to work out your custody agreement. You can seek out private mediation or sometimes it is available on the court. Some states require that the parents attend mediation before going to court.
These are the most common terms you’ll hear when involved in a child custody situation. Once you get used to the language, it makes the whole process a lot less confusing. And, once you understand the legal terms, you are free to move on to the most important issues–like creating your custody agreement and visitation schedule.